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on the streets of san francisco this morning. added security is in place following the attacks in boston. abc7 news reporter nick smith joins us live along the embarcadero, the start and the finish of the race. nick, you were able to talk with the winners? >> absolutely. carolyn, it was absolutely fantastic watching these people cross the line. and still able to have a conversation after running a marathon. are you kidding me? carolyn, this is the first time that the embarcadero has been closed from mission street to fulsom for the race. and this is the reason why. if you look to the right you see everyone has had to go through a security checkpoint. this, of course, in light of boston. you have to go through the security checkpoint, security guards will actually check your bags, backpacks and strollers. there were only three access points to the secure areas, one on mission, oie on howard and the one here on fulsom. runners also had new rules to follow what they could carry during the race. the top finisher is a french pac student living in new york with unofficial time of 2:25:14. >> i reall
abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel and let's start with alan wang in a very warm walnut creek. alan? >> dan and carolyn, it was 92 degrees when we got here around 9:00 this evening. since then it was dropping and it just switched from 80 to 78 degrees. and now we are finally feeling a slight breeze out here. a huge difference from just a few hours ago. at 8:30 this evening it was still 90 degrees in pleasanton. about 2,000 people were here for the free concert at the park. >> what did you do to fight off the heat tonight? >> had some white wine. cooled down with wine. >> earlier at 6:00 in the evening it was a scorching 97 degrees when graduation ceremonies kicked off. it may have been hotter on the track where a nice donation put these people in vip seating. >> i am wondering why my brother said we got these good seats here and we are burning up in the shade. >> one person needed medical attention. many others gave up their view for the shade. >> i would rather stand here and not see anything than pass out. >> other people bailed out altogether. >> nicholas ferman. >> by 7:00 p.m.,
hotter tomorrow. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. we have abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel and let's start with alan wang in a very warm walnut creek. alan? >> dan and carolyn, it was 92 degrees when we got here around 9:00 this evening. since then it was dropping and it just switched from 80 to 78 degrees. and now we are finally feeling a slight breeze out here. a huge difference from just a few hours ago. at 8:30 this evening it was still 90 degrees in pleasanton. about 2,000 people were here for the free concert at the park. >> what did you do to fight off the heat tonight? >> had some white wine. cooled down with wine. >> earlier at 6:00 in the scorc7 degrees when graduation ceremonies kicked off. it may have been hotter on the track where a nice donation put these people in vip seating. >> i am wondering why my brother said we got these good seats here and we are burning up in the shade. >> one person needed medical attention. many others gave up their view for the shade. >> i would rather stand here and not see anything than pass out. >> other people bai
. and we are updating the story on twitter at abc7 news bay area. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. our other top story, an -- anger and vandalism as protesters clash over a small piece of land. the protest is happening between fall and oak streets. sergio joins us live. >> right now you can see several police cars that are here. that's because the san francisco police are going to stay here. they are going to make sure that demonstrators do not get into the vai can't -- into the vacant lot. a sizable police presence remains here and will remain here through the weekend to make sure they can respond in case the group returns. 50 demonstrators stayed in this area, but they did dispurse an hour ago after the eggs were tossed and the arrest was made. as rush hour was wrapping up, the group of occupiers clashed with the driver smashing his windshield and they smarled traffic -- snarled traffic. one person is charged with assaulting an officer because he threw rocks and hit one of the policemen. no serious injuries there. the other is under arrest fortress passing. bot
security in place, following the attacks in boston. abc7 news reporter nick smith is joining us live near the starting line. good morning, nick. you have got more on this marathon. >> absolutely. carolyn, you know one of the best parts about covering this race is the fact that they do it in waves. you get a chance to meet different groups of people who are starting to lineup for their part of the race. one of the things that everyone told me repeatedly is they have kept the incidents in boston in the back of their mind and they are aware of everything that happened there. and those procedures have played a part in the way things have played out today. these new security measures are all in response to the the boston marathon coming in april. the attack is very much on the minds of runners as they get ready to hit the streets. in fact, there was a 35 to 40 minute early start for the first time for this race. the start line here between embarcadero and full some and mission street were two of the only three security check points. but runners told me they could not let what happened in bosto
in richmond, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> now to breaking news in the midwest. violent storms have hit again tonight. tornadoes ripped through parts of oklahoma and missouri sending people racing for cover. in breaking news tonight, at least five people are dead and dozens injured. a double funnel cloud was seen over el reno. the national weather service says five tornadoes touched down in the oklahoma city area. it struck at rush hour, trapping drivers on highway 40 and flipping over cars. the bodies of a mother and her infant were found in one vehicle. the will rogers world airport in oklahoma city was evacuated and passengers were herded to underground tunnels and the basement to wait out the storm. on the highways, even those reporting the weather got caught in the wind. this weather channel suv was tossed 200 feet by a twister. in missouri a state of emergency has been declared. near st. louis, the inside of a house showed the storm's power. the roof was torn off and pieces of insulation littered the floor. although the high winds have subsided, heavy rain is causing flooding in b
ashley. we have abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel and let's start with alan wang in a very warm walnut creek. alan? >> dan and carolyn, it was 92 degrees when we got here around 9:00 this evening. since then it was dropping and it just switched from 80 to 78 degrees. and now we are finally feeling a slight breeze out here. a huge difference from just a few hours ago. at 8:30 this evening it was still 90 degrees in pleasanton. about 2,000 people were here for the free concert at the park. >> what did you do to fight off the heat tonight? >> had some white wine. cooled down with wine. >> earlier at 6:00 in the evening it was a scorching 97 degrees when graduation ceremonies kicked off. it may have been hotter on the track where a nice donation put these people in vip seating. >> i am wondering why my brother said we got these good seats here and we are burning up in the shade. >> one person needed medical attention. many others gave up their view for the shade. >> i would rather stand here and not see anything than pass out. >> other people bailed out altogether. >> nicholas ferma
is physically okay and is with family tonight. in berkeley, alan wang, abc7 news. >>> developing news out of antioch where police are investigating a homicide. officers were called to horseshoe circle around 6:00 after the body of a 70-year-old man was discovered inside a home. police have not released the man's identity or any information on a possible cause of death except to say they are considering this a homicide. >>> a labrador retriever training to be a seeing eye dog passed a real life test in san rave tie yell. security cameras caught it all as it happened on monday morning. the yellow lab was guiding two employees with guide dogs for the blind when you see an out of control car nearly ran them down. the dog heard. the 93-year-old woman driving lost control trying to parallel park. she was not injured when the car crashed. >>> construction of the 49er stadium in santa clara has halted following the death of an elevator installer on the job today. cal-osha and local law enforcement are investigating. abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has more on the man who died and what went
paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television >>> it is happening tonight in castro valley. alameda county sheriff deputies confirm three people were shot during an attempted robbery at boulevard burger on castro valley. >> this happened about 20 minutes ago. we don't have word yet on their conditions. we have a crew on the way to the scene and we will bring you more information as soon as it develops this breaking news we are following. and we are updating the story on twitter at abc7 news bay area. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. our other top story, an -- anger and vandalism as protesters clash over a small piece of land. the protest is happening between fall and oak streets. sergio joins us live. >> right now you can see several police cars that are here. that's because the san francisco police are going to stay here. they are going to make sure that demonstrators do not get into the vai can't -- into the vacant lot. a sizable police presence remains here and will remain here through the weekend to make sure they can respond in case the group returns. 50 de
marathon. it will be the first time the start and finish lines will be a secured area. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> as crews put together the last details, there are noticeable differences runners and their families should know. >> the start and finish line this year is completely enclosed by police barricades. >> a three block area will be cord donned off and there will only be three access points to the area on mission, howard, and fullsome streets. >> at those points there will be bomb sniffing dogs and bags will be checked by list. >> there are new rules. most backpacks are no longer allowed. only a small backpack with a 2-leiter drinking bottle. >> this is in response to the bombing attack in april in boston. at the race registration, runs of people have signed an sf for boston banner including this runner. >> honestly, it kind of scares me, my second one after boston, but you just have to go out there and do it. >> some people in the san francisco marathon were also on the course in boston. one runner hopes her time in this race can lead to a happier finish
the the -- 95% capacity when they evacuated the motel. abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> another stubborn grass fire is out in the north bay. sky 7hd caught these tall flames fueled by gusty winds and devouring trees and dry brush in vaw knee shaw this afternoon. it was ferocious for a time. the fire burned 125 acres before firefighters contained it. no structures were ever threatened and no evacuations ordered. the cause is still under investigation. it was quite blustery in so many parts of the bay area including the fire lines. with more on the weather conditions out on the fires let's check in with spencer christian and live doppler 7hd. >> here is a look at live doppler 7hd and we have a few low clouds there and it is so windy that the wind keeps mixing out. i will give uh look as we look from the rooftop camera across the embark daughter row. altimont and sfo43 miles an hour and 31 mile per hour gusts. novato and fairfield to gusts at 38 miles an hour and gusts up to 29 miles an hour at fairfield and 33 at sfo. certainly the wend gusts were a complicated factor and it looks like the breezy con
mateo county abc7 news. >> really remarkable how choppy it was on the bay from the video. for more on the gusty winds let's check in with abc7 news meteorologist spencer christian. >> dan, i will show you why the waters are so choppy. notice the absence of clouds. that indicates it is breezy along the coast. not only along the coast, but just a few hours ago around 8:00 p.m., that's what the temperature readings are, the wind gusts looked like. 46 miles an hour at sfo and 20 miles an hour at many locations even the inland locations. now let's see what the wind gusts are like at this moment. notice how calm the winds are in our inland spots. only at sfo and san carlos and mountain view do we have gusty winds and in santa rosa, still the winds could be a problem again tomorrow as the winds will ease up tonight. they could intensity tomorrow afternoon, but nothing near the levels we saw earlier this evening. dan and carolyn? >> spencer, thank you. see you in a bit. >>> the shocking video of two teenage girls robbing and punching a woman in the face has generated outrage. and tonight a
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> the countdown do a possible strike is on and negotiations are in the final 72 hours as bart and the unions battle over new employee contract. good morning, everyone, i am katie marzullo here for kristen sze. bart workers will walk off the job on monday if an agreement isn't reached by the time the contract expires on sunday. we have coverage with abc7 news reporters in oakland. amy? >> i spoke with representatives with bart unions to ask them about the possibility of the strike. they tell me it is not looking good. bart workers have issued their 72-hour warning of a strike telling riders monday they will walk off the job if they cannot agree on a contract. i asked the union representative how seriously commuters should be taking the wanting. >> like any other event you need to prepare for. make preparations. have a plan "b". we hope that is not what is needed. >> how does it look? >> at this point compared to yesterday? not good. >> i spoke with a bart official. he said he still has hope the two sides can reach an agre
will stay closed until monday. in castro valley, abc7 news. >> ama: we are following breaking news after a small explosive thrown at a business in downtown san francisco. it shut done traffic near union square tis afternoon. about 4:00 p.m., at grant and sutter, a witness says someone threw what looked like a quarter stick of dynamite through a restaurant window. three people took off running. one person was taken into custody. they brought in bomb-sniffing dogs to see if there were any other closesives but have not reported any. traffic is now back to frommal. >> fire investigates are trying to determine what caused a fire in a house. the garage was burning when crews first arrived. the only person at home was outside using a garden hose. the roof was about to collapse and the firefighters had to battle the flames from the outside. investigators can't say how the fire started because of some much property stored inside and outside of the garage. >> developing news in colorado where crews are getting the upper hand on a wildfire now call the worst in state history. it's now 45% contained
in, at bill weir abc, we're always on line at abcnews.com. i hope you have a fantastic weekend. >>> the breaking news is in san francisco. you are looking at the frantic moments where people were uh treatmenting to -- attempting to break open the back of a van to rescue the people inside. >> look just before they got to it sinking beneath the waters of the bay. i'm ama dates in for carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. the van found tonight after several hours of searching the bay. sergio is there live tonight. sergio? >> dan, in the last half hour, rescuers have decided to call off the retrieval of the mini-van and unfortunately they did locate the body, but the body is still inside the van. i want to show you that this is the heavy rescue team the san francisco fire department september in -- sent in to try to retrieve the body and the van. unfortunately the treacherous waters in the bay just did not make that possible this evening. this afternoon i talked to a sailor, one of the three people in the video who are trying to rescue the person in the van. this is cell phone vi
. we just need their names. thanks. >> all right. next, so we invited the head of the abc here tonight. jacob apple smith but he wasn't able to make it. instead we have chrissal brek who is going to make a statement for you guys, if you have questions we are going to open it for q and a. if you have questions please feel free and c'mon up and ask them but keep them brief. >> good afternoon, everyone. and thanks for having us here. he's not able to be here. he's in los angeles today as a special advisor to the governor. i want to thank you folks for having us here today as we plan to be part of the summit in the years to come. we truly recognize the commissions place in this community and within our state. i over see our northern california field operations. you might know mike course on who overseas the office here in sacramento. we are happy to be back on this side of the bay able to serve you folks for your licensing and permitting needs without the inconvenience of having to -- bridge toll. maybe we are going to roll out as early as next year online license renewals. it's a slow pro
officials are holding a news conference this morning. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is at the walnut creek station. amy? >> we hope to learn more at the news conference why the unions decided to issue this warning 72 hours is the notice given to strike on monday morning. bart workers have been visible talking to passengers trying to let them know this could happen. this announcement makes it seem more likely. this was a day of negotiations where union members called unproductive. bart has made a new offer, a 1 percent raise each year for the next four years but the unions want a 5 percent raise each year. >> obviously it is a big difference and not received very well. >> it is time the serious stop playing games. >> negotiations are planned throughout the weekend. both sides say they want to keep the trains running. if no deal is reached by sunday night workers expect to strike on monday. they say it is time to think of how you will get around on monday without the trains. >> if bart workers strike commuters will need an alternate way to get to and from work. abc7 ne
at the case. because of the similarities to the bridge fire. abc 7 news. >> happening now in southern california a vigil just began moments ago to honor five peopleft a gunman went on a ramp yain on n.santa monica, friday. the violent series of events ended unside after police shot and killed the gunman. the victim includes his father and brother, dying after being shot in their home. the gunman shot randomly at strangers and carrack jacked a woman before heading to santa monica college campus. >>> a man accused in a mass shooting last year will have to under are go a evaluation before he can be tried. trying to determine whether go is mentally kpet toi toif -- competent to stand trial. g go scheduled to return to court in december. >> a man near body found under the historic ferry boats. sky 7 was overhead. the medical examiner still has to figure out who the man is and why he died. >> bomb experts and a police dog are now searching a jet that made an unscheduled landing in phoenix. phoenix police say law enforcement in los angeles asked them to check a possible bomb threat aboard th
abc news, this is abc "world news" with david muir. >>> good evening and it's great to have you with us. here on a saturday night. we do begin tonight with two separate air scares. two separate flights, packed with passengers and crew, suddenly fearing that there were bombs on board. the cases unrelated, both frightening. this egypt-bound flight bound for new york city, suddenly military jets scrambled, escorting the flight as it was diverted to scotland after someone found a note in the bathroom saying a bomb onboard. it had a seat number. the other flight on frontier airlines, a passenger told a flight attendant there's a bomb in his backpack. the flight crew piling seat cushions on top of the bag, doing anything to protect passengers. we have both flights covered tonight, beginning with one still unfolding at this hour the one heading for new york city. investigators still on the scene tonight, and abc's nick schifrin is in london. >> reporter: flight 985 had been in the air for four hours when a passenger found a horrifying, handwritten threat. >> i found this note by the si
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news, for the second time in over a month, a fire breaks out inside a limousine packed with women. they made it out safely this time but many wondering how could it happen again? good morning, everyone, that one of the questions for walnut creek police who are investigating the fire and now they are alerting the c.h.p. who still have an open investigation into a fatal limousine fire on the san mateo bridge. more from abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield. >> what happened here was terrifying for the women, but police point out to me that it was a vehicle fire with no injuries that happened on private property and they say at this point there is no indication that a crime was committed. here is a shot of the limo after the fire carrying ten women mostly if their 90's, and they had some care tackers with them on way to a birthday party in sonoma. before they left the development, right here, they smelled smoke. they get out safely. police think the fact there was a limousine fire last month on the san mateo bridge played a role if
, we'll bring updates throughout this newscast as well as on abc 7 news at 5:00 and you can follow us on twitter on abc 7 news bay area. >> right now city of san jose is playing hard ball to get the a's into a new home in the south bay. this first broke when san jose voted to sue major league baseball over its refusal to let the a's move. >> let's again with you, mark. you're our lead off man here at the proposed site in san jose. >> we're just west of the training station and as you can see behind me, just to the south of the hp pavilion. the principle pal owner owns options on this site. he says if they can get the property they'll put up a half billion to build a stadium. he believes it would bring in $1.5 million a year in tax rev nu. but san francisco giants own the rights to the south bay give dwron them by major league baseball and so far, mlb and giants have refused to allow the oakland a's to move in. in 2009 commissioner selig began a group. >> i felt it was necessary so our future mayor could negotiate with without interference by major league baseball. >> the giants had no
the body that's inside. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quintana, abc news. >> thank you. so how can you save yourself should the unthinkable happen and you find yourself trapped in your car underwater? an estimated 400 people die each year because their cars are trapped in water. most of the victims wait or call 9-1-1 expecting help. the safety experts say do not wait. unbuckle your seatbelt and get the window open and get out of the car before it sinks. because the back windows on some cars don't roll all the way down passengers should head through the front ones. an inexpensive window break tool like these can puncture the glass before water fills your car. the first 30 to 60 seconds are key to getting out of the car. and of course our reporting continues on twitter. follow us on abc7 news bay area. >>> meantime more breaking news. it has been a travel nightmare for southwest airlines. the reservation system went down a few hours ago leaving departing flights grounded because they can't check in passengers. look at the southwest flights at l.a.x. that were not able to depart t
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd showing the lull between storms for most of us. the rain we had earlier has moved out but another system is poised to move in. good morning, i am eric thomas. our meteorologist, lisa, is here for mike nicco. lisa? >> we have a bit of a lull. look that is offshore: in the northbound off the sonoma coast we have light rain toward santa rosa. and we take you further to the east bay, there is mist and drizzle around 680 right now. the roadways have been slick all morning. off the coast right here we have a few light showers. here is the break this the afternoon. we have a last system here that will continue to slide south and bring more rain tonight and tomorrow. this could be a record breaker because we only receive about .16" for june, and up to 1.5" in some areas. >> cloud cover is causing major delays at sfo and not only problems in the air. kira klapper has more on how the weather is affecting the runways and the roadways. >> good morning to you. sfo is under a ground delay program all day. that mean
and there will be a public viewing there of the court's decision. live in san francisco, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. the justices will issue their decision on the federal defensive marriage act that bars gay and lesbian couples from receiving the same federal benefits as opposite sex couples. >> win or lose, they are planning on rallies tomorrow night. the big one will take place at castro and market at 6:30. in oakland a celebration is planned for 5:30 at 19th and telegraph. in san jose, a rally will take place at 6:00 and in concord a champagne celebration will be held at the rainbow community center on willow path road at 6:30. other events are planned in mountain view, red -- redwood city, and gernville. and as soon as the supreme court rulings are released they will have live coverage on the air and on-line. look for breaking news on twitter, facebook and download our new abc7 news app so you can get an inconstant alert. >> stay with us for that story, but let's move on. >>> a bay area kayaker is doing some fishing and the next he is fighting off a shark. it happened at pacifica stat
, there will be a strike on monday morning. reporting live in oaknd la, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. casual carpooling is a good way to get across the bay. morning pick ups are between 6:00 and 9:30. they are usually marked by signs. passengers are dropped off on fremont street in downtown san francisco. the evening pick up area is from 3:30 until 7:00 each weekday between howard and folsom. some drivers may head for the golden gate bridge as an alternative to the bay bridge, and that has transportation officials worried. they believe it will cause major back ups near the larkspur ferry terminal where it is at capacity. and at the golden gate bridge where officials are concerned there could beacon fusion over the new automatic tolls now in affect. now, this is what the roads looked like the last time bart workers went on strike. remember this back in 1997? frustrated drivers crowded the roads while long lines stretched for hours at ferry terminals and bus stations. it was a hassle for commuters. the 1997 bart shutdown lasted six long days. it did catch a lot of us in a lot of traffic. join
is not made, there will be a strike on monday morning. reporting live in oaknd la, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. casual carpooling is a good way to get across the bay. morning pick ups are between 6:00 and 9:30. they are usually marked by signs. passengers are dropped off on fremont street in downtown san francisco. the evening pick up area is from 3:30 until 7:00 each weekday between howard and folsom. some drivers may head for the golden gate bridge as an alternative to the bay bridge, and that has transportation officials worried. they believe it will cause major back ups near the larkspur ferry terminal where it is at capacity. and at the golden gate bridge where officials are concerned there could beacon fusion over the new automatic tolls now in affect. now, this is what the roads looked like the last time bart workers went on strike. remember this back in 1997? frustrated drivers crowded the roads while long lineshours stretched for hours at ferry terminals and bus stations. it was a hassle for commuters. the 1997 bart shutdown lasted six long days. it did catch a lo
, follow us at abc7 news bay area. >>> new details on the possible labor strike looming ahead for b.a.r.t. commuters. abc7 news reporter matter ask live at the fremont b.a.r.t. station with the new step workers are taking next week. matt? >> reporter: yeah, a strike authorization vote is scheduled for this tuesday. the people we spoke with here at the fremont b.a.r.t. station are split on whether or not they think a strike will really happen. now, b.a.r.t. union workers were handing out leaflets to riders at stations warning of a possible strike on july 1st if they don't receive pay increase and better protection. the current contract expires june 30th. unions representing 945 train operators, station agents and workers will hold their strike aught lizization votes tuesday. one passenger is certain a strike will happen. >> i guess i have to drive. >> that costs a lot more for you, right? >> yeah. >> a how much more? >> a lot more. >> reporter: they are asking workers pay into their pensions and pay more for medical insurance a mediator was brought in this week to help with negotiati
of proposition 8 case returns to bay area and abc7 news talks to a couple about when they plan to finally exchange vows. >> president obama is on board air force one on his way to south africa where nelson mandela remains critically ill after a three day stay in senegal. >> thanks for joining us. >> let's send you over to mike nicco for the forecast. it is steamy. >> absolutely. thank you. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd and you can see a lack of radar runs and dry air moved in yesterday as expected and it is here now which is why we will heat today beyond the average. we are normal along the coast with some fog on the golden gate bridge. it will be mid-80's around 4:00, and nice in the evening, with a clear sky and 76. the next 12 hours inland day planner is hazy this morning at 65 and a lot of us near 90 with the dry eat moving in and it will be hot by 4:00 and 97 officially but a lot of the thermometers are in the triple digits and around 91 with fog along the coast and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's opening up to partly cloudy conditions and temperatures nearing 70's by 4:0
of the attack, only the child is physically okay and is with family tonight. in berkeley, alan wang, abc7 news. >>> developing news out of antioch where police are investigating a homicide.cers we officers were called to of ashoe circle around 6:00bo 70-year-old man was discovered inside a home. police have not released the man's identity or any information on a possible cause of death except to say they are considering this a homicide. >>> a labrador retriever training to be a seeing eye dog passed a real life test in san rave tie yell. it cameras caught it all as it happened on monday morning. the yellow lab was guiding two employees with guide dogs for the blind when you see an out of control car nearly ran them down. the dog heard. the 93-year-old woman driving lost control trying to parallel park. she was not injured when the car crashed. >>> construc 49er 49er stadium in santa clara has halted following the death of an elevator installer on the job today. cal-osha and local law enforcement are investigating. abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has more on the man who died and what went
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news, huge flames damage a home and cars in san francisco overnight, and now we are learning a firefighter is injured. >> santa clara county has a sweeping indictment against these men and others, and ahead the crimes police say they carried out. >> governor brown and state lawmakers have a new budget deal so more money for schools, ahead, the students who could benefit. >> thanks for joining us, i am kristen sze. first up the weather forecast. >> we have clouds but they are different. mike? >> different clouds. no thunderstorms to worry about, a sprinkle or two is possible showing up on live doppler 7 hd from southwest to northeast, and that is just about do exit our neighbor. we will breakdown the day. the day planner, the next 12 hours around the bay, we are starting off with low clouds at 58 and clouds open and we go partly sunny at noon and 64 and high clouds will replace the low clouds at 70 at 4:00 and 64 in the evening so you will need a light jacket. inland, a where start and mid-50's and near 70 at noon under sun,
needs repairs. abc 7 news joins us live in oakland was there a lot going on in addition to this? >> 200 formal pro testors and some folks showed thup voice their concerns to the board but in the end voting to raise rates that will go up in a matter of weeks. >> in this economy? >> despite objections, east bay mud board of directors approved rate hikes for two years, totalling 19%. >> i kntd find an @ adjective shove shents given the history of increases of east bay mud a board approved the rate for fiscal year 2015. the rate hikes will total 35%. the district says it needs money to replace revenues during the drought and to replace and maintain it's aging infrom a structure. >> it's been how money sk skpent i zront indications that it's responsibly. >> if we don't do this now, cost later is going to be more. >> the average customer will see his or her bill going up by $100 per year and again, the new hike, first one effective july 1. >> japan's largest airline expanding service to tokyo. a.n.a.resumed service june 1 after a battery problem. the flight operates five days per week today a
to look at that video trying to zero in on the girls who did this. live in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> thank you. >> new at 11:00, a two-car accident in san francisco sent one woman to the hospital and destroyed a bus stop. this happened on sutter street between taylor and jones. a second pedestrian suffered a cut knee trying to be run over. >> i was trying to get out of the way and no matter where i went i thought it was going to get me, but it didn't. >> she was fortunate. the drivers did stay at the scene. >> on board surveillance cameras might reveal what caused a muni crash in san francisco. 15 people wept to the hospital hospital -- wept to the hospital after one of the street cars rear-ended a bus along market street. it included day campers who were on a treppe to the cable car museum. dash on a trip to the cable car museum. both underwent routine drug tests. >> a routine flight was stopped. there was a boil water alert after bacteria was discovered in a municipal well. no evidence that the planes were contaminated, but an epa rule requires the aircraft to be sanitized and
.vitac.com captions paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television a step closer to a bart strike. just a short time ago the union notified management they could walk off their jobs in 72 hours. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. 5* strike could happen on monday. let's get to alan wang live at bart headquarters in oakland. alan, despite the union strike notice, the talks continue. >> yes, dan, this is the shot across the bow. this week union members authorized a strike and tonight they sent a letter to bart saying they will strike unless an agreement is made by sunday night. both sides say they want to keep the trains running and they offered a 1% raise each year for the next four years. >> obviously it is a big difference and probably not received very well. >> especially because the unions are asking for a 5% raise each year. >> it is time the district takes it serious and gets to the table and stop playing games. >> to answer the union safety issues they released this artist rendition of canopies that will be placed over bart escaloators, keeping vagrants from sleepi
child. all day long. all year long. >> our teachers are heroes. thanks for watching abc news. tune into "good morning america" tomorrow for the latest on the deadly oklahoma twisters and flash flooding. deadly oklahoma twisters and >>> good evening. i'm ama dates. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. we begin with breaking news out of richmond where a search is underway for four-year-old amaya renee stewart. she disappeared from a family member's home on walt avenue. alan is there live. alan? >> carolyn, there is definitely a sense of urgency here because it has been almost five hours since young four-year-old amaya stewart stet disappeared from the front of this apartment. th is what we know about her. she was last seen in front of her grandmother's apartment in the 4200 block of wall avenue. she was wearinwith dress with hearts and purple stockings and riding a barbie razor scooter. 20 neighbors and dozens of police have been combing this neighborhood. a family friend says amaya whose nickname was mimi was looking after one of her younger relatives just before she went missing. >> some li
by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television >> alan wang joins us with the latest. >> carolyn, it happened just outside the adventure play ground. that man is on the loose. kids can come here because you can build with a hammer and nails and scrap wood and somebody else thought it was a good place to prey on kids. tonight police believe the suspect may still be hiding around here. sky 7hd captured police searching every vehicle leaving the berkeley marina. police say a child under the age of 10 was playing at the adventure playground around >> you can explore. you feel like a pirate. >> the child apparently left the fenced in play ground and was sexually assaulted in this nearby restroom. >> that's horrible. i have been here my whole life and never heard anything like that happening. i am shocked. >> the child gave police a description of the suspect. >> at the time of the assault he was wearing a dark green shirt, dark jeans and black shoes. >> he is described as african-american with one very distinct feature. >> blonde hair with green streaks. >>
on for a while. abc 7 news is live with new details, heather? >> the assault happened just down stairs here at the 16th street bart station. bart police are still waiting for a signature, a judge's signature when they get it, charges will include two counts of false imprisonment felonies including four misdemeanor battery charges. deportation proceedings are in the works. 24-year-old was arrested may 10th released two days later for lack of evidence but now, investigators are using this video as primary evidence in this case. @uavd of ice, determining he was here illegally. it's unclear which will come first deportation for the criminal case. bart rider are unphased by what they saw. >> it happens every day. san francisco. you know? unpredictable. >> amazing different stuff people do. makes you not want to touch hand rails around here anymore, either. >> bart says it's new budget means there will be hundreds of new cameras coming soon to stations and on trains. sending realtime pictures to monitoring stations. investigators say they're trying to identify a couple victims seen in that video
us on "nightline," as always, we're on line at abc.com. good night, america. >>> developing news tonight in fairfield where a wind-whipped grass fire spread to a nearby motel. firefighters raced to save the building as guests raced to get out. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. the fire burned at the junction of sasoon valley road and interstate 80. that's where alan wang is live this evening. alan? >> dan, the flags behind me are an indication of how the winds are blowing tonight. they have actually died down a bit since this fire started around 6:45. firefighters snuffed out the last of the flames caused by flying embers that crawled in this palm tree. what started out as a grass fire on the side of interstate 80 in fairfield turned into a wind blown wildfire. >> the wind was blowing the fire wherever it wanted to blow. >> embers triggered pot fires all over the intersect some got under the roof tiles of the motel 6 and pretty soon the roof was on fire. >> i got out quickre as quick as possible. it was about 10 feet away. >> opened the door and the
website at abc7news.com. >>> happening today, reforms in atherton improve bart police procedures and passenger security will soon go under microscope thy are making a big announcement this morning. amy hollyfield is live at the bay bridge station in san leandro. >>> how are bart police doing? passengers have opinions but chief wants to bring in an auditor. the chief wants to know if he has succeeded in improving public safety. if he has increased police visibility and if he has improved community relations with bart police. they were first audited back in 2009 after a bart police officer shot oscar grant to death. he was unarmed and shot in the back. that audit found all sorts of problems including a lack of discipline and poor relations with passengers. we asked passengers this morning if things have improved. >> i think they have done a lot better as far as response and how they handle everything better. i'm in the security field. i think like having maybe security on the bart trains will help because if something is going on and maybe it will help out more. >> here the man tha
neighbors to be aware of their tactics. here's abc7 news reporter. >> reporter: this livermore neighborhood off patterson pass road is one of several in the area targeted by burglars. eight homes have been broken into in just the last week but not at night. it's happening during the day. >> i wasn't surprised it happened. all eight houses all at once. >> his home was burglarized wednesday. >> sometimes i'll ride my bike home for lunch and i open the door and i saw there was already a little bit of ajar and i look and saw pieces of the door on the floor. >> this is what the thieves did to his door before making off with his laptop and case. they may be posing as solicitors but instead of selling goods they are check for empty driveways and homes where no one answers the door. >> i have seen guys walking up and down the street with clip boards and going door to door so i don't know if they are really salesmen or if they are burglaries and taking noting who is at home and who isn't. >> i feel bad that everybody is like show me your credentials but everybody is being super careful. >> green is
abc 7 news starts right now. with live breaking news. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. that breaking news is in san mateo county. a windsurfer in trouble ond in need of help. out on the bay he ran into gusty winds. winds that may have been too much for him to handle. awfully choppy on the water. authorities were lerted that he was missing. south san francisco police, the coast guard and helicopter were enlisted to look for this man. this happened off coyote point. they picked the man up and he was taken to oyster point. you can see the two locations on the map. the windsurfer may have hurt his shoulder. but other than that, apparently okay. after a very close call. we're going to have much more on this breaking story tonight at 11:00 over on channel 7 and on twitter at abc 7 news bay area. another shocker tonight to talk about from hollywood. the death of actor jamts gandolfini. we knew him acetone -- as-tony soprano. >> i came in to tell you i'm done. i did what you just, gave it a lot of thought and i decided once and for all it's over. >> that role won him three emm
>> live from the the broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, june 23rd. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, carolyn. good morning. see the fog behind you around the bay bridge. it is low so we have the overcast at the golden gate as well. plenty of clouds around the bay area but certainly your eye goes to this batch of moisture. unusual but, yes, it is headed our way. it's the first in a series of unusually strong and wet weather systems that will spread rain around the bay. right now look tech cloudy skies in the forecast in the afternoon does call for the chance of rain not only in the north bay but across the bay. the best chance will be in the north bay. clouds will dominate the sky with mid-and upper 60s around the bay. along the coast fog and mist. upper 6 upper 60s. numbers of coming down. the main activity coming in tomorrow. but lasting through tuesday. we will detail that coming up. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. we have developin
and keep you updated here in this hour if there is anything new and on twitter @ abc 7 news bay area. our reporting continues constantly there. a look an exclusive from abc 7 news. we learned the cause of that fire that killed five women riding in a limousine on the san mateo bridge last night. vic lee with a story that you will see only on abc 7 news. >> reporter: five women died when they were engulfed in flames inside the limo. this cell phone video shows the fire started in the rear of the stretch limo. chp investigators have been examining the charred wreck at this towing lot in redwood city. abc 7 news has learned that the air springs in the rear of the limo somehow ruptured setting off a domino effect that led to the fire. the owner of a garage that services limousines explains the sequence of events. >> these are air springs. they carry the weight of the car. when there is one of them has a rupture the whole car drops down to basiccal almost all of the tires. >> explains why witnesses say the back of the lincoln town car was extremely low to the the ground while moving across the
is under investigation. abc 7 news reporter kyra clapper will have a live report with more in the next half hour. >>> developing news also out of san jose where a tree fell and hit a car. authorities say a branch about 70 feet long fell onto the car just before midnight near winchester boulevard and tish way. the female driver suffered injuries, not considered life threatening. the tree was blocking winchester boulevard but has since been moved out of the way. >>> two houses erupt into flames after a stolen car slammed into a gas meter next to two homes. inside the car, four children, ages 9 to 12, out for a joyride. abc 7 news has the story from south san jose. >> reporter: the night sky exploded with lights, sirens and flames. it was all focused around these two homes on bluefield drive. >> it sounded like someone screeching around some turns and then we heard a loud boom. it sounded like an explosion. >> it was the sound of a stolen car plowing into a gas meter on the side of this home. police say the 12-year-old driver and three of his friends, who ranged from 9 to 12, were out for a jo
the country. reporting live in san francisco, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. and do stay with abc7 news. we will have weather updates on our website, abc7news.com and on the abc7 morning news at 4:30. >>> something else that could affect your morning commute tomorrow, new carpool lanes on 880 in san jose will officially open in a few hours. the north and southbound lanes between 237 in mill pea disand the 101 will have a new carpool lane. they will be operational between 5:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. monday through friday. >>> we have breaking news from the central coast. a massive power outage is affecting 145,000 customers. the affected area includes parts of santa santa barbara and san luis obispo. it happened an hour and a half ago. crews are on scene and restoration is under way. stay with abc7 news on twitter and facebook and tune into abc7 morning news at 4:30 for the latest. >>> new at 11:00, authorities in the north bay are looking for four men who tried to kidnap a 15 yierld girl. -year-old girl. it happened near the taco bell near verano avenue. a green lexus pulled u
that have snarled up air traffic across the country. reporting live in san francisco, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. and do stay with abc7 news. we will have weather updates on our website, abc7news.com and on the abc7 morning news at 4:30. >>> something else that could affect your morning commute tomorrow, new carpool lanes on 880 in san jose will officially open in a few hours. the north and southbound lanes between 237 in mill pea disand the 101 will have a new carpool lane. they will be operational between 5:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. monday through friday. >>> we have breaking news from the central coast. a massive power outage is affecting 145,000 customers. the affected area includes parts of santa santa barbara and san luis obispo. it happened an hour and a half ago. crews are on scene and restoration is under way. stay with abc7 news on twitter and facebook and tune into abc7 morning news at 4:30 for the latest. >>> new at 11:00, authorities in the north bay are looking for four men who tried to kidnap a 15 yierld girl. -year-old girl. it happened near the taco bel
will be tweeting on this story. alan wang reporting live in richmond, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> now to breaking news in the midwest. violent storms have hit again tonight. tornadoes ripped through parts of oklahoma and missouri sending people racing for cover. in breaking news tonight, at least five people are dead and dozens injured. a double funnel cloud was seen over el reno. the national weather service says five tornadoes touched down in the oklahoma city area. it struck at rush hour, trapping drivers on highway 40 and flipping over cars. the bodies of a mother and her infant were found in one vehicle. the will rogers world airport in oklahoma city was evacuated and passengers were herded to underground tunnels and the basement to wait out the storm. on the highways, even those reporting the weather got caught in the wind. this weather channel suv was tossed 200 feet by a twister. in missouri a state of emergency has been declared. near st. louis, the inside of a house showed the storm's power. the roof was torn off and pieces of insulation littered the floor. although the high
of families just now returning home tonight in colorado, hoping they have a home to return to. here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: tonight, in colorado, lighting and heavy rains. a blessing and a curse for these long lines of cars trying to return home. inside the fire zone near colorado springs, many not sure what is waiting for them. >> i want to be able to go back to our house. >> reporter: this was the scene last week as the massive flames quickly reduced million dollar homes to their foundations. the black forest fire now colorado's most destructive wildfire ever, has destroyed more than 480 homes, killing two people. authorities say this wild fire was so tricky, because of record temperatures and strong winds shifting the direction of the flames. >> pleased to report that because of the activity both of the day crew so far and the night crew, we're going to bump the containment percentage up to 65. >> reporter: mother nature has wreaked havoc across the country this weekend. in san antonio, texas, officers searched for victims of flooding. further south, nearly 17 inches of ra
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